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Posted by portugalpress on December 06, 2017

Olhanense’s new boss Nilton Terroso was a relieved man as he watched his team win 2-1 against Os Armacenenses.

After two consecutive defeats against fellow promotion rivals SC Farense and Pinhalnovense, it was vital to pick up all three points to keep in touch with the front runners of the Campeonato Portugal.

Playing on the astro-turf pitch at the Municipal Stadium in Armação de Pêra, the visitors soon settled and fully deserved their 15th minute lead when Hassan found the back of the net with his second goal of the season. But for some wayward finishing, Olhanense could have been home and dry by the interval.

Armacenenses came more into the game in the second-half, but it was the visitors who got the all-important second goal when substitute Ruben Fidalgo netted in the 89th minute.

There was still time for a dramatic finish as Olhanense centre-back and captain Materazzi was outpaced and brought down Nuno Moreira in the box.

Miguel Rodrigues converted the penalty to make it 2-1 and Materazzi was shown a red card; Olhanense’s third red in the last three games.

A nervous four minutes of stoppage time was safely negotiated with the win keeping Olhanense in fifth place, eight points behind leaders SC Farense who drew 0-0 at Clube Olímpico do Montijo.

The match of the day was in Vendas Novas where the home side, Estrela FC, were three goals up inside 35 minutes against Moncarapachense.

Enemute II pulled a goal back for the Moncarapacho side five minutes before the break and Fábio Marques, recently signed from Olhanense, made it 3-2 from the penalty spot on the hour mark.

Luís Silva levelled the score in the final minute to secure a valuable point in Moncarapachense’s fight against relegation.

SC Olhanense are at home against third-placed Casa Pia (Lisbon) on Sunday at the José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão - kick-off 3pm.

By CHRIS WRIGHT

Photos: LARRY BAWDEN

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